In a Tuesday night interview with Fox Business’ Lou Dobbs, presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump detailed some of the consequences companies will face if they move their manufacturing operations overseas but keep trying to sell products in the United States.
“We’re not going to have it where Carrier Air Conditioning can close down in Indiana and just move all of their people to Mexico and sell back to our country,” the real estate mogul stated. “I mean it’s just not going to happen. And it’s easy to stop because when they sell an air conditioning unit back into our country, we’ll charge them a tax.”
“The tax is going to be enough that we’re going to make up the difference and maybe more than that,” he continued. “So there’s going to be a price to pay.”
“There’s going to be consequences for companies that close down, fire their workers, go to Mexico or other places, and think they’re just going to sell here because of free trade.”